Relaxation massage, as its name suggests, is a form of massage therapy that focuses on providing general relaxation, relieving muscle tension and improving blood circulation. Its primary goal is to assist the client in escaping the demands of their mundane tasks and taking quality time to recover from the stresses of everyday life. When you want to receive a relaxation massage, you can expect the treatment to involve: Long, smooth, gliding strokes that are both rhythmic and flowing Pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful A treatment designed to relax and soothe you, but not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying conditions We also take the massage environment into account – using soothing music, warm towels, and occasionally use essential oils to enhance both the environment and the effects of the massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on manipulating the deeper layers of tissue in the body, which includes the fascia (connective tissue) and other supportive tissue that comprise the muscles and joints. This type of massage is designed to reach the deep section of the individual muscle fibers by applying slow strokes and firm pressure. Compared to other types of massage therapy, deep tissue massage is less rhythmic and is usually slower and firmer. The techniques used are also different in terms of the strokes and muscles stretches. The primary objective of deep tissue massage is to break up muscle adhesions that cause pain and stiffness in the back, neck, shoulders and legs.
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage modality that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem—such as a frozen shoulder. People tend to assume therapeutic massage means deep tissue massage, and that they will get a very strong massage. But this is not always the case.
Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Through the manipulations of the body's soft tissue and muscles, therapeutic massage relieves muscle aches and pains. This practice is often used in sports conditioning, but it can also be beneficial in a variety of other ways. Therapeutic massage can help with the following conditions: Anxiety Depression Relaxation Sleep problems Stress reduction Immune system function